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MAJOR REGIONAL ACTION!
OCCUPATIONS AND COMMUNITY GROUPS FROM ALL OVER THE REGION
ARE COMING TOGETHER IN PROTEST.
February 29, 8:00am. Eastern Point Beach Park, Groton
WHY PFIZER? WHY ALEC?
We are protesting in order to raise the public’s awareness of the harm done by one of Connecticut’s major corporations, Pfizer, and to draw attention to the way in which Pfizer cooperates with other corporations through ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council) to serve corporate and elite 1% interests while ignoring the health and well-being of people, animals and the earth itself.
Pfizer and ALEC serve their own interests rather than the interests of the people. Through ALEC, Pfizer and other corporations make unfair “model laws” in secret and then force them through state legislatures. These laws are written for the corporations by ALEC for a fee and receive no debate and no inspection by the people or their elected representatives. Laws are meant to be made in public not by corporations and the pet legislators who work with them in secret through ALEC.
- AN OPEN LETTER - PDF
- STATEMENT OF PURPOSE - PDF
- MEDIA RELEASE - PDF
As a pharmaceutical company, Pfizer should be using the marvelous power of modern science for the betterment of human and animal health. Instead Pfizer has tormented animals, overdosed children with dangerous medications, conducted inhuman experiments in this country and abroad, and created massive pollution in Groton and the other towns where it has operated. Pfizer executives deceived the people of New London and Connecticut into granting the company huge tax advantages to locate a facility near Fort Trumbull. As soon as the tax advantages expired, Pfizer transferred its work force out of state. In their greedy whimsy, Pfizer executives demanded the demolition of an entire neighborhood near Fort Trumbull so that their executives could have lavish accommodations and shopping there. The neighborhood was leveled, but Pfizer simply abandoned New London and its people. Where a neighborhood once lived, an empty field now stands!
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CALL TO ACTION
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About the Fort Trumbull Neighborhood
Newspaper articles/press releases